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The Lord has put His words in my mouth therefore I shall be his mouthpiece, and because He covers me I shall not be afraid to speak.

May 4, 2009

A Time to Mourn

Our Daily Devotional:

A Time to Mourn

Ecclesiastes 3:1,4 KJV: To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven...a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.

We do not like pain, or confrontation. We avoid difficult times, and situations. Most Christians, just like non-Christians, seek to make each day as carefree, comfortable, and pleasing as possible. The writer of Ecclesiastes tells us, "...there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven." There is a time to laugh, and to dance, and to love. There is a time to enjoy, and with that we are content. But is there also a time to mourn, or be solemn, or fight against ungodliness in the world and within our own lives? Is there a time to face pain so that God can use it to better us; or to allow confrontation for the resolution God would bring? Throughout scripture, it is clear that there is a need to mourn over sin and what it has done; and to weep for a godless world. May it be that each of us seeks God in every season--that we will weep when it is time to weep, and mourn when it is time to mourn, and fast and pray for the salvation of a people living in darkness.

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2 comments:

Starr said...

I have always loved those verses in Ecclesiastes. I have a couple posts on it over at my blog, in fact. There is certainly a time to mourn. In fact, it is IMPORTANT, and presented throughout scripture in many ways. I especially like that you brought up fasting, too. Mourning leads to fasting, and then you have some powerful prayers that get a hold of God!

Tamela's Place said...

There is always a time and God's plan and time is perfect, may we have His peace and continue to trust Him for whatever the time calls for

God bless you gi :)

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